For a relaxing, beauty-filled holiday, rent a boat in Italy for a week. Many people use it as an opportunity to visit the southern parts of the boot, but a charter with a skipper can take you wherever you wish for a reasonable price.
Italy is one of the favourite destinations from tourists all over Europe. It’s rich history, charming people and famous gastronomy makes it a unique place in Europe. In addition, its 7,500 km of coast in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, unifies Europe with Africa and Asia, making it the perfect destination for those who love sailing. It doesn’t matter if you prefer a sailboat, a catamaran, a yacht or a simple motorboat, choose the boat you want to rent and start your adventure in the beautiful Italian waters.
The Italian peninsula is located right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and it divides and shapes the sea areas that surround it. Italy offers a wide variety of destinations for those who love travelling by boat. In the Adriatic Sea, you can find the romantic coasts of Venice, home of great sailors, or the shiny sea of Puglia and Salento, rich in classical culture of the past. In the Tyrrhenian Sea you can choose between the melancholic coasts of Ligury, where many poets were inspired, or the impressive waters of Tuscany and the Elba Island. Also, you cannot forget the possibility to rent a boat in Naples, the place where the notes of famous italian songs resound. The two main islands of the Mediterranean are waiting to be explored by sea! You can sail towards the coasts of Sardinia, kept safe by their proud people, or in the mysterious waters of Sicily, where the sun shines every day of the year.
Boat rental in Italy will allow you to visit the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The former is particularly famous for stunning Roman ruins - but you'll be able to see some even older, Ancient Greek structures too. The Valley of the Temples is particularly unmissable. Be sure to take a hike up Mount Etna, to see one of Europe's only active volcanoes. Check the forecast before you go, though - the volcano last erupted in 2017! Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, offers amazing beaches and more ruined Roman cities. Take a walk around the city walls in Alghero and whatever you do, don't miss the Cala Brandinchi beach or the chance to try the local delicacy of roast suckling pig.
You may think you know all about Italian food - but as you travel from one city to the next, you'll find that there's far more to it than just pizza and pasta. In the south, delicious seafood is common. Calabrian cuisine is known for being spicier than you may expect from Italian food. Don't miss out on 'nduja, a spreadable salami-style sausage that you might have on toast or mixed into a pasta sauce. You'll find the world's best tomatoes growing in the volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius, near the city of Naples. It's no wonder that authentic Italian pizza comes from this city. Here, it's served simply - just those fantastic tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and basil. Then all you need is a delicious gelato for dessert.
Due to the size of the Italian peninsula, there are different types of climates. The temperate climate is the most present one, however, in the north there are traces of the typical glacial climate of the Alpine regions. In the south we have a sub-tropical climate, typical of the countries in North Africa. The Mediterranean climate changes depending on the sea area. The Tyrrhenian is mostly hot in summer and mild in winter, rainfall is mainly concentrated in winter towards the south. The Adriatic Sea is hot and dry in summer and is perfect for those who love sailing. Sicily and Sardinia have long hot and dry summers, which make them the perfect summer destinations for most italians and in particular for those who love sailing.
Temperatures in summer reach around 26º/28º (76-82°F) in Tuscany and Lazio until Campania. They reach more than 30º (86ºF) in Calabria and the surrounding islands. The weather in this area is perfect for those who decide to sail during summer. Due to the fact that there is always sun in Italy during summer; you can rent, with no fear, a boat or a rib, whichever suits better the sunny italian days. If you’re concerned by heavy rainfall, you can be sure to enjoy the sun with your boat most days of the year. From the Italian coasts of Liguria to Salento, through Lazio and the islands, there are more or less only 60 days of rain per year! The coasts of the Adriatic have a slightly higher percentage of rain, about 80 days per year on the coasts of Veneto and Emilia Romagna.
Italy is one of the favorite destinations among those who wish to rent a boat. For this reason it is very well connected and easy to reach from all over Europe. The main airports are located in the centre and the north, the most travelled are: Roma-Fiumicino, the three airports of Milan, Linate, Malpensa and Orio, Venezia-Tesséra and Bologna-Borgo Panigale. The south is also well connected through air thanks to the main airports of Napoli-Capodichino and Bari-Palese. Regarding the islands, in Sardinia you can land at Cagliari-Elmas or at Olbia-Costa Smeralda, meanwhile in Sicily the main airports are Catania-Fontanarossa and Palermo-Punta Raisi. On the other hand, you can get there by train, Italian railways connect quickly to all the main Italian cities through the Frecce, the fast way trains and Alta Velocità: Frecciabianca, Frecciaargento o Frecciarossa. You just have to choose the best means of transportation for you and enjoy your Italian vacation onboard a boat!